Take-Two Interactive Software released their first quarter financial results today including a look ahead into the publisher’s 2006 and 2007 lineup. The release mentions, “…a sequel of a Rockstar brand for a current generation console system” is on the way in 2006 and, “For 2007, the Company anticipates a strong next generation lineup from Rockstar Games including sequels to several of Rockstar’s most successful franchises.” It looks like at least another year before GTA shows up on Playstation 3 and/or Xbox 360. Read below for the full statement including hints at several sports offerings aside from the expected 2K releases.
- “Additional products expected for 2006 from Rockstar Games include Table Tennis for Xbox 360, Bully for PlayStation 2 and Xbox; two new PSP titles, including an all-new Grand Theft Auto title; and a sequel of a Rockstar brand for a current generation console system. 2K Games’ lineup includes The Da Vinci Code for current generation console systems and PC, to be released in conjunction with the Columbia Pictures feature film in May, and Prey on PC and Xbox 360, planned for release this summer. Fall/winter releases include Family Guy for current generation console systems, based on the hit Twentieth Century Fox television series; The Darkness for next generation systems based on the popular Top Cow Productions’ comic book franchise; and Stronghold Legends for PC. 2K Sports has various sports titles planned including NBA 2K7, NHL 2K7, College Hoops 2K7, and additional products based on the Major League Baseball license, as well as several proprietary sports brands. Global Star is planning Family Feud for multiple platforms, among other titles.
For 2007, the Company anticipates a strong next generation lineup from Rockstar Games including sequels to several of Rockstar’s most successful franchises. 2K Games’ 2007 pipeline includes the next generation console title BioShock from 2K’s Irrational Games development studio, among other titles in development. For 2007 and 2008, 2K Sports anticipates a solid lineup of sports titles based on licenses with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association; as well as proprietary unlicensed sports brands utilizing the development teams responsible for the award winning and critically acclaimed tennis, snowboarding and boxing games.”